ADF attorney who argued before Calif. Supreme Court to speak on same-sex ‘marriage’ Tuesday
WHO: ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence
WHAT: Speaking event on the topic of “Proposition 8 and the California Supreme Court: The Battle to Defend Marriage”
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, at noon PDT
WHERE: Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence will be speaking on “Proposition 8 and the California Supreme Court: The Battle to Defend Marriage” Tuesday at Southwestern Law School. In 2004, Lorence argued successfully before the California Supreme Court in the lawsuit that declared the city of San Francisco to be in violation of state law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples--a ruling that sparked the litigation that later resulted in the court’s decision to legalize same-sex “marriage” before voters approved Proposition 8.
On Thursday, the California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which Californians voted to adopt last November. Proposition 8 defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman in the state constitution.
“Judges and politicians should never impose a system that knowingly deprives a child of a mom and a dad. The majority of California voters in the last election agreed by adding Proposition 8 to the state constitution,” said Lorence. “The California Supreme Court should decline the opportunity presented by the opponents of Proposition 8 to void it by judicial decree.”
The event, which is sponsored by The Federalist Society, is open to the public.
ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.